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Why Choose to Live on Campus?

Penn State Housing, Food Services, and Residence Life provides facilities, services, and special programming that enhance the on-campus living experience. Housing is available for more than 13,000 students, and dining services include residential dining commons, snack bars, and restaurants.

On-campus living provides you with an opportunity to easily make friends and get involved in the residence community. Most new students are assigned a double room with a roommate.

The Housing and Food Service Contract includes both room and board. You may choose a level of Campus Meal Plan that best suits your eating habits.

Living on campus helps to consolidate your expenses, and it saves you the time it would take to make arrangements for utilities, services, and furniture rental. Your room rate includes furnishings, a microwave/refrigerator/freezer unit, an Internet connection, TV cable hook-up, and utilities. There are no water or electric bills to include in your monthly budget or to divide among roommates!

For more information, contact the Assignment Office for Campus Residences at or 814-865-7501.

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Penn State students who are attending one of the 19 Penn State Commonwealth Campuses and participating in the 2+2 program with plans to attend Penn State University Park to finish their degree are invited to visit the University Park Campus during a designated visit day.
Reservations are required.
If you have questions specific to your major, we suggest you make an appointment with your academic college/department. When visiting with the academic college/department, you should arrange for your visit to either end by 10:00 a.m. so you can be in Shields Building by 10:30 a.m. for the tour, or for the college visit to begin after 12:30 p.m.